I am looking to come down to South Carolina for the 4th of July with my husband and two boys, ages 6 and 2. Any suggestions on where to stay? We’d like beaches and eateries where locals hang out -- we’re not too much into the crazy tourism scene. Tha - Daniela, NYC
Fourth of July is one of the busiest times on the South Carolina coast. If you're not looking for a busy beach scene, I'd recommend the Litchfield, Pawleys Island area
. You'll find beaches that aren't crowded and good local restaurants.
With young kids, you'll want to try the ultra-casual Litchfield Beach Fish House
. When our children were younger, they loved the boxes of sea life figures they could play with while we waited for our food. For a higher-end meal, you can't miss with Frank's
, -- one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Frank's Outback is especially good for families
Accommodations range from beach cottages available by the week, to condos and hotel units.
For beach houses, try Pawleys Island Realty
or Dunes Realty
in Litchfield We've rented from both over the years with good results.
For condos or hotel suites, try the Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort
. It offers lots of variety -- both on and off the beach -- along with kid-friendly pools, lazy rivers and other fun attractions.
If you're there on July 4th, don't miss the whimsical parade on Pawleys Island. You'll see some pictures here